A Very Unusual Victorian Ebonised Pine Hall Table c.1870

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Origin: English
Period: Mid/Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Debden Manor, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Date: c.1870-90
Height: 37 inches (at highest point)
Width: 40.5 inches (at widest point)
Depth: 16 inches (at maximum)

The most unusual Victorian period ebonised pine hall table having a raised three dimensional back and top comprising of adjoined lozenge-shaped moulding, over a frieze with arcaded moulding and turned legs.

The condition of the table is very good with no areas of concern, nor signs of any repairs, restoration or worm. She is stable and stands true. There are the usual areas of wear to the stain where one can see the pine underneath but this is expected and desirable. The three-dimensional mouldings to the top means it is a little trickier to place items on, but far less difficult than one would initially imagine.

The form of this table is not listed in any book that we can find, nor online. The design seems to take influence from different movements, some yet even to pass at the time of its creation, the arcaded moulding is rather post medieval in afterthought and the lozenge shaped theme is peculiar, though the turned legs are almost Regency like. She could almost be the creation of a cubist medieval Georgian love triangle and we suspect she could have been a private commission. We have never seen a table where the tabletop is three dimensional for a start.

A truly extraordinary table with massive decorative impact.

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